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Summer 2017 Book Preview

It’s summertime, and we know what we want: thrilling page-turners and ice-cold beverages. Whether you’re looking for science fiction, murder mysteries, YA romance, or nonfiction, we’ve got plenty to fill your beach bag! Plop into a hammock, check out our summer 2017 book preview, and get comfy… it’s hot out there. The Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living and Dying Author: Nina Riggs Poet Nina Riggs was only 37 when she was first diagnosed with breast cancer. But within a year, her condition advanced to terminal cancer. A wife, a mother to two young boys, and a successful writer, Riggs [...]

July 9th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

Best Food Writing of 2014

A Literary Buffet Editor: Holly Hughes You’re probably familiar with the Best American annual anthologies, which compile the year’s best writing in topics ranging from science to sports to comics and mystery stories (these have saved my holiday-giving bacon year after year with difficult-to-shop-for relatives). There’s even one for infographics, which I’m not sure counts as “writing.” But one category the Best American series doesn’t include is food writing. Fortunately, the Best Food Writing series picks up the slack, and the 2014 edition features 400-plus pages of tasty bite-size treats. Dozens of food writers, chefs, authors, and bloggers contributed to [...]

November 24th, 2014|Tags: , , , , |

YA Trilogy Thrills: Girl of Fire and Thorns

Isn’t it wonderful when you stumble upon a really exciting book and realize the entire series is already complete, so you can devour them all as fast as you can read, without the painful months of waiting for each new installment? That’s what I’ve been doing with the Girl of Fire and Thorns trilogy, by Rae Carson, which wrapped up in 2013. Because they really are one story in three volumes, I’ve chosen to review them all together here, so if you haven’t finished (or started) this magical, girl-empowering fantasy trilogy yet, stay vigilant for possible spoilers! The Girl of [...]

October 17th, 2014|Tags: , , , , |